careers

Nail the perfect CV

Experienced media recruitment consultants and TV professionals will talk you through the ideal structure, content, do’s and dont’s to really make your CV shine.

Using interactive examples, you will be guided through the process of identifying flaws in CV’s, to help you analyse your own, and also have the chance to ask the experts questions.  

Don’t get left in the pile! Sort your CV and give yourself the best chance of grabbing that job you’re after.

Experts include:

Young TV talent kickstart their careers at the RTS Futures Television Careers Fair 2019

A record 1,400 tickets were sold for the late January event, which featured expert panels and presentations from some of television’s leading lights.

Forty broadcasters, production companies and industry bodies set up home in the exhibition hall, dispensing advice to a stream of people hoping to break into the industry.

IMG Studios – whose clients include the Premier League and World Cup Rugby –brought six execs to a session on sports production.

RTS Student Masterclasses: Camerawork with Phil Mash and Geraint Warrington

Phil Mash and Geraint Warrington (Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

Mash has worked widely on US series House Hunters International and also shot an interview with Stephen Hawking for US talk show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Warrington, who usually works in natural history on programmes such as Channel 5 series Ben Fogle: New Lives in the World, recently shot CBBC drama Wolfblood Secrets, his first outing as a drama DoP.

ScreenSkills Trainee Finder programme applications open

The ScreenSkills scheme invites 75 more recruits for film and 40 more for television, from a variety of backgrounds, to apply for the scheme that offers paid work opportunities across the UK.

Previous film trainees have worked on Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Peterloo, Stan and Ollie, and Lady Macbeth.

Applications open for Mama Youth Project TV training scheme

Credit: MAMA Youth Project

The scheme offers candidates the chance to gain valuable training and get their foot in the door of TV employment, with 82% of Mama Youth Project alumni still working in the industry a year after the training.

With no industry experience necessary, Mama Youth Project encourages those from under-represented backgrounds to apply, having previously helped over 400 young people break into the competitive TV industry.

Lights, camera, action - the big names in broadcasting head to the Midlands for RTS Careers Fair

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Aimed at 16-24 year olds who are interested in working in the broadcasting industry, at places like the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky, the fair will feature people who have experience working on some of the country’s biggest shows including Britain’s Got Talent, The X Factor and The Great British Bake Off.  Massive youth brands such as Radio 1 and BBC Three will be in attendance; plus the BBC’s training arm - the Academy and locally made BBC One daytime drama Doctors and BBC WM. More names are being added to the line up every day. 

Bodyguard: Make-up designer My Alehammar explains how to get the dream job

My Alehammar (Credit: Jon Attenborough)

Alehammar was born into a family of make-up artists. Both her mother and sister are both in the industry, working in fashion. “I started my career when I was about 15/16 in the fashion industry in Sweden.”

She moved to the UK to study film and TV make-up at London College of Fashion and worked in post-production for a few years. “Then I decided I missed make-up but I didn’t want to go back to fashion.”

RTS Midlands Careers Fair

Join us on Tuesday 16th October  to get all the latest tips, tricks and practical advice to help you land that all important first job in TV or Radio.

Alongside Q&A panel sessions with production teams and talent from the biggest shows and brands, there will be practical workshops on filming and technology; the chance to have a go at presenting; CV advice; the opportunity to learn about the different jobs and training schemes that are available and to network with the most influential creatives in the business.